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Something smaller than the Evo 212?

I want to have smaller parts for my micro atx build. I am willing to pay around $50 for a cooler, and the Evo is about $30. 

 

It's quite large and I am worried I will just have to buy a new one when I want to move to a smaller case.

 

I am going to be running a core i5 4690k with a decent overclock, I won't be going for the extreme OC, but I would like to bump it up a little bit when I feel the need.

 

My ambient temperature (in my basement) is super cool at 20 degrees. It's freezing down there. 

 

Anyone can recommend a smaller CPU cooler? 

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Noctua and BeQuiet! Offer low,profile coolers that are 120mm or less and are like 37mm tall. Rough estimates.

 

 

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I want to have smaller parts for my micro atx build. I am willing to pay around $50 for a cooler, and the Evo is about $30. 

 

It's quite large and I am worried I will just have to buy a new one when I want to move to a smaller case.

 

I am going to be running a core i5 4690k with a decent overclock, I won't be going for the extreme OC, but I would like to bump it up a little bit when I feel the need.

 

My ambient temperature (in my basement) is super cool at 20 degrees. It's freezing down there. 

 

Anyone can recommend a smaller CPU cooler? 

lmao 20 degrees is cool for you?

 

Noctua do a really good low profile cooler, there is a new one coming out from CRYORIG that looks great!

 

Check release date :D

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I was looking at that one. Will it handle max overclocking of a 4690k?

I don't plan to hit 4.7ghz or anything but I want to be able to for ideal protection. 

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I was looking at that one. Will it handle max overclocking of a 4690k?

I don't plan to hit 4.7ghz or anything but I want to be able to for ideal protection.

Honestly, I don't know. Each CPU is different and can achieve different overclocks. If I were to guess you'd be in the 3.7-4.0 range.

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I want to have smaller parts for my micro atx build. I am willing to pay around $50 for a cooler, and the Evo is about $30. 

 

 

The CRYORIG H7 is pretty small. the cooler master GeminII S524 Ver 2 is a good top flow option, the Phanteks PH-TC12LS is very small, performs well and it's decently priced, altho if you have the room i would go with something like a Phanteks PH-TC14CS since it has more mass to it. The Noctua NH-L9i is a good cooler but it's for extremely low clearence, if you can put a bigger cooler for the same or less money, i would pick something else

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835709014&cm_re=phantek-_-35-709-014-_-Product

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835709039

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103204

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA4UF2DZ6565&cm_re=cryorig_h7-_-9SIA4UF2DZ6565-_-Product

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Noctua NH-U9S. It's small(2 92mm fans) and it cools a lot better than 212 evo.

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I was looking at that one. Will it handle max overclocking of a 4690k?

I don't plan to hit 4.7ghz or anything but I want to be able to for ideal protection. 

The NH-L9i is designed for <65w TDP CPU, like i3 . It may be able to handle 4690k if you turn off the turbo. A better choice would be NH-L9x65. It can handle a(my) 4790k without overclocking. Don't forget 4790K runs at 4.0GHz base clock, and 4.4GHz turbo. Or NH-D9L and NH-U9S. They can keep a mild overclocking CPU cool, like 4.3-4.4Ghz without problem. 

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Cryrorig H7 is smaller than the 212 Evo and it still performs well.

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That's not much better than the stock cooler.

How small of a case did you plan to move to?

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You ideally need to pick the case before picking the cooler, you might be pleasantly surprised what you can fit in some mATX cases.

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